Tuesday Karate class – 12/18/07 – Sparring and punching drills.

This class was a lot of fun. We got to work with the foam pads, which we haven’t done for some time now.

We stared out doing shifting job and reverse punch drills across the floor both forward and backward. This got me warmed up really quick and I felt pretty good.

Next, we got a partner and did jab and reverse punch drills with the pads. Our parnter would hold the pad, we would shift in and punch and then shift out for some repititons. After that, we did a drills where one group would hold the pad and the other group would shift in and punch, then shift to the right, to a different partner and do the same. This allows us to adjust our shifting and punches based on the size of our partner. We have adults who are six feet tall to kids who are sometimes four feet or less. We then switched and my group got to hold the pads for the other group to attack the same way.

After that, one Sensei would hold a pad and slowly shift backward and the rest of us were able to follow them, shift in and attack them with punches only for 10 seconds. This was really fun for me since I was able put some power behind my punches. I do need to work on my shifting punches a bit because I was pushing instead of snapping them every once in a while.

We finished with some partner blocking drills. We stood in a circle, each of us got a number, that the Sensei would call out and the person in the center of the circle would have to block the pad attacks. Our goup has all adults so it was more fun than ever because we could hit a little harder and all laugh about it when we were done.

That was our last Tuesday class until the new year but really fun.

About doug

Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!